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Mels Drive-In

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American, Coffee Shop
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Mels Drive-In
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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
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8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
1-310-854-7200
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Breakfast

Very pleasantly surprised. I thought it might a tourist trap. Food and service was excellent. Very pleased. Looking forward to coming back for a burger and shake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Kevin H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very pleasantly surprised. I thought it might a tourist trap. Food and service was excellent. Very pleased. Looking forward to coming back for a burger and shake.

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Brussels, Belgium
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As I am now vegan it's been a while since my last visit, but I had to write about Mels cause I keep very good memories of that place and the several meals I had there. Their sweet potatoes fries and their sandwiches and their milkshake were always delicious. The atmosphere and setting is unique, never get enough of these... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great menu to choose from such as Prime Steaks to Hamburgers! A hard decision to make as there were many items to select. I had a great 1/4 lb hamburger with fries, cold slaw and chocolate shake. Other people in my party picked other meals. Everyone was well please. I would stop again if in that area. The establishment... More 

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great vibe and good food. The place is hopping all the time.....breakfast to late night binge. Burger, fires and shake don't disappoint. The original on highland has a DJ late at night.

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Fort Langley, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Mel's is iconic and most people know the original on N Highland. This one on Sunset is in a nicer neighbourhood and is less crowded. There is a nice outdoor seating area. It is one of my fave places for breakfast. Of course, lots of good comfort food, burgers, shakes and fries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visited while in Hollywood as part of a 3 week road trip. My husband being a big fan of American Graffitti couldnt believe his luck. The food was great, huge portions, attentive and friendly waitress and felt like we had stepped back in time. It was the 13th anniversary the day we visited (we googled it while we were there!)... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Been a while but enjoyed coming back here. Food is good and service is acceptable. A good place to see Hollywood stars. Personally have seen P-diddy, Topher Grace, and Dane Cook here. This grilled cheese rocked!

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Hamilton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Excited on our first visit, food great, couple of celebs in, service great! 2nd day, nothing exciting re food or service. A must to visit and a busy place, but I've done it and now moving on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Love the old time juke box. They have great options for breakfast and much more. I had a tasty omelette that you can make your own. They have free Valet which is Very important in this area. Always busy but pleasant.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

There are only 2 or 3 good servers here, who of course aren't there all the time. The rest of the waiters are HORRIBLE and TOTALLY INATTENTIVE. Please don't waste your precious time going here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8585 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 1-310-854-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?